In this post, I will discuss how to refresh metadata on OpenSea. But what is the reason why anyone would refresh metadata opensea. I will also tell you the reasons why we refresh the metadata of NFTs on opensea. In case you don’t know what is NFT metadata. Let me give a short introduction to NFTs metadata.
What is NFT metadata?
Basically digital asset is a multimedia file like PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF, or an MP4. To convert this digital file to an NFT, we have to tokenize this on the blockchain. So this multimedia file can not be stored directly on blockchain because it will cost a lot to mint it. So metadata is NFT details, type of file, artist details, transaction records, etc that are minted on blockchain to tokenize the digital asset. The metadata is a JSON file that contains these details. This how it looks like:
But If we create NFTs on opensea we do not have to handle this NFTs metadata manually. Anybody who doesn’t know blockchain technology can mint NFTs on opensea.
Why we need to refresh metadata on opensea of NFTs:
If everything is going fine why do we need to refresh metadata on opensea. Let’s suppose you have created an NFT and your friend also created an NFT on his opensea profile separately. But your NFT is showing, meaning your NFT is not displaying to you. But meanwhile your friend’s NFT is displaying to him. So what is the reason? In this case, we need to refresh our metadata to fix this issue.
How To Refresh Metadata On OpenSea? step by step guide:
If you are unable to see your NFT, you have to refresh metadata on opensea. So you can see your NFT. Let’s refresh metadata opensea.
- Open OpenSea and login to your account
- Click on your profile icon in the top menu Or go to the collection by hovering on your profile
- You will see your NFTs
- Open your NFT that is not showing
- Now you will be able to see this metadata refresh button
- Click this “Refresh Metadata” button and your metadata will be refreshed.
- Now reload your webpage from your browser refresh button
You will be able to see your NFT but if you are still not able to see NFT wait for a few minutes and reload your webpage again.
So this is how you can refresh metadata on opensea if you are not seeing your NFT. If you have any further queries or suggestions do not hesitate to ask. Would love to answer any questions you may have.